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OMED Research Dissemination Track

Research track

Research opportunities abound at OMED

The AOA Research Dissemination Track features cutting-edge speakers and an informative poster session/competition.

Join us at OMED 2019, to be held Oct. 25-28 in Baltimore, for the AOA Research Dissemination Track, which will feature:

  • Dynamic presentations from osteopathic researchers. The AOA is accepting speaker applications through May 15.
  • Research abstracts highlighting the latest findings from new and seasoned researchers. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT July 15, 2019. Approved research abstracts will be posted in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
  • An informative and enlightening student poster competition co-hosted by SOMA, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT July 15, 2019. See last year’s poster winners.

Learn more about the latest research findings presented during previous research tracks as well as information presented by the poster contest winners.


OMED 2019 Research Opportunities

Disseminate research

The AOA is accepting applications through Wednesday, May 15, from osteopathic specialty colleges to disseminate research during OMED 2019. The AOA seeks to integrate research into the osteopathic specialty colleges’ didactic sessions in an effort to disseminate the latest research to OMED attendees without competing with the outstanding programs already being developed by the individual osteopathic specialty colleges.


Application process

The AOA’s Department of Research and Development will sponsor speakers who are a DO, MD or PhD, and who plan to disseminate the latest evidenced-based research and/or programs in the field of the specialty college.

Osteopathic specialty colleges interested in receiving a research dissemination award should submit the following:

  • The specialty college’s OMED 2019 program theme, goals and objectives.
  • A maximum of three speaker packets that include the speaker’s research abstract, research journal article (if applicable), presentation title, presentation summary with three objectives, CV, brief bio and photo.

The speakers’ presentations will be noted in the OMED program as part of the Research Dissemination Track.
Review/award process
Up to six speaker sponsorship awards will be given for OMED 2019. The AOA will reimburse the speaker for the following:

  • OMED registration: It is the specialty college’s responsibility to cover all registration fees and to ensure that its speaker(s) registers in a timely fashion.
  • Transportation: Coach class air or rail travel; ground travel mileage at the rate of 58 cents per mile; and ground transportation expenses (parking, taxis, Uber) to/from home/hotel.
  • Hotel charges up to $350 for one night stay.
  • Food costs up to $110 per day, not to exceed two days.
  • Honorarium of $500.

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Submit a research abstract

New and seasoned researchers can participate in the OMED poster session. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT July 15, 2019.



Guidelines
Abstracts must be a clinical, basic science or health services study and fall within one of the AOA’s research focus areas.
Eligibility requirements

  • The abstract must be authored by at least one DO or faculty member from a college of osteopathic medicine; a faculty member at an international osteopathic college; or individuals in other areas of scientific research.
  • The abstract must be submitted through a medical organization or other AOA recognized organization; or an international osteopathic school or organization.

Submission instructions

  1. The information presented in the abstract must be original, not a duplicate and not previously published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  2. Abstract text is limited to 7,500 characters including spaces.
  3. Do not use abbreviations (unless spelled out first), acronyms, footnotes, or references in the abstract.
  4. Abstracts should include a clearly stated research question(s)/hypotheses; statement of significance (osteopathic significance must be included); research method; data analysis; results; conclusion; and acknowledgment/funding source (if applicable).
  5. The abstract should summarize what will be in the poster.
  6. The first-named author should be the individual who conducted the majority of the research. Co-authors should be listed in direct relation to the amount of research they contributed.
  7. Where applicable, institutional review board (IRB) approval must be noted.

See the Research Abstracts Submission Eligibility and Instructions for more information.

Submit a student research poster

The OMED poster session includes a student poster competition co-hosted by SOMA, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT July 15, 2019.

As a student participating in the student poster competition, you must enter the competition when you submit your abstract.



Guidelines
Abstracts must be a clinical, basic science or health services study and fall within one of the AOA’s research focus areas.
Eligibility requirements

  • The abstract must be authored by a student at a recognized college of osteopathic medicine.
  • The abstract must be submitted through a medical organization or other AOA recognized organization; or an international osteopathic school or organization.
  • You must be a member of the National Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).
  • The first author listed must a medical student at a college of osteopathic medicine at the time the research is conducted and the abstract is submitted.
  • Indicate you want to be entered into the student poster competition when submitting the abstract.

Submission instructions

  1. The information presented in the abstract must be original, not a duplicate and not previously published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  2. Abstract text is limited to 7,500 characters including spaces.
  3. Do not use abbreviations (unless spelled out first), acronyms, footnotes, or references in the abstract.
  4. Abstracts should include a clearly stated research question(s)/hypotheses; statement of significance (osteopathic significance must be included); research method; data analysis; results; conclusion; and acknowledgment/funding source (if applicable).
  5. The abstract should summarize what will be in the poster.
  6. The first-named author should be the individual who conducted the majority of the research. Co-authors should be listed in direct relation to the amount of research they contributed.
  7. Where applicable, institutional review board (IRB) approval must be noted.

See the Research Abstracts Submission Eligibility and Instructions for more information.

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